GIS Internship - Changing Landscapes Initiative (Feb. 2021 start)
Agency: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Closing Date: December 6, 2020
Contact: If you have any questions or issues during the process, please contact lab manager Craig Fergus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Term/Grade: Paid Internship
This internship is intended for someone who wants to both refine and expand their quantitative and communication skill sets. The CLI team will provide opportunities for the intern to apply their knowledge to an authentic, ongoing scientific inquiry. The intern will learn alongside an experienced spatial analyst and landscape ecologist, Craig Fergus and Iara Lacher, to develop models using R and ArcGIS.
The intern will have access to a diverse set of real-world spatial data and the opportunity to refine their skills in R by both editing existing code and generating new code from scratch. The intern will also be introduced to, and develop proficiency in, the use of Dinamica EGO, a powerful modeling platform. Finally, the intern will gain first hand insight into how advanced spatial analysis is communicated to a variety of audiences (public, scientific, NGO) with the goal of integrating CLI science into regional planning and policy.
Interns will have the chance to learn and develop quantitative and communication skills by:
- Preparing spatial data for advanced analysis
- Performing descriptive analyses in both ArcMap and R
- Writing, editing and running R scripts
- Creating aesthetically compelling cartographic products
- Assisting with data management
- Occasionally assisting with outreach efforts
See announcement and apply here.